Eko Setyo Pambudi

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OBJECTIVE To examine determinants of maternal mortality and assess the effect of programmes aimed at increasing the number of births attended by health professionals in two districts in West Java, Indonesia. METHODS We used informant networks to characterize all maternal deaths, and a capture-recapture method to estimate the total number of maternal(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the association between midwife density, other characteristics of midwifery provision and village contextual factors, and the percentage of births attended by a health professional and deliveries via caesarean section in two districts in West Java, Indonesia. METHODS Analysis of: (i) a census of midwives; (ii) a population-based(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate estimates of the number of maternal deaths in both the community and facility are important, in order to allocate adequate resources to address such deaths. On the other hand, current studies show that routine methods of identifying maternal deaths in facilities underestimate the number by more than one-half. OBJECTIVE To assess the(More)
BACKGROUND The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) remains high in most developing countries. Local, recent estimates of MMR are needed to motivate policymakers and evaluate interventions. But, estimating MMR, in the absence of vital registration systems, is difficult. This paper describes an efficient approach using village informant networks to capture(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between distance to a health facility, consulting a health professional and maternal mortality. METHODS Retrospective cohort study in Matlab, Bangladesh (1987-2005), to collect data on all pregnancies, births and deaths. In Java, Indonesia (2004-2005), an informant-based approach identified maternal deaths and a(More)
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